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June issue out now

June issue out now

It’s crunch time for VIA. All options to secure its financial future are being investigated, including ways to increase funding, restructuring, a potential merger and even shutting up shop. 

Twenty submissions have been lodged with the NZTA on its consultation document on vehicle-certification inspections. Autofile looks into the submissions from VINZ, VNTZ and the AA.

Micro-mobility to mobility as a service were key themes of this year’s T-Tech19 – a summit organised by ITS NZ that aims to investigate how technology can help create safer motorists, cars, roads and infrastructure. 

Our industry profile on Ben Giffin, general manager of Mercedes-Benz Cars NZ, focuses on his rise from being a mechanic to getting to the boardroom.

Flip The Fleet believes there’s evidence electric-vehicle momentum is growing in New Zealand with the number of people considering buying one almost doubling over the past three years.

Toyota NZ has welcomed the Zero Carbon Bill introduced to parliament as legislation that provides “certainty to make investment decisions that will benefit our country”.

Natarlia Harold, of Jacanna Customs and Freight, has won a top award for a dissertation on stink bugs. 

Plus: Audi’s new level-four autonomous concept vehicle and more from the Shanghai Motor Show, Trade Me’s new strategic partnership, industry movers, disputes and in-depth industry statistics.
 

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